DD-WRT Is Awesome FREE & OPEN SOURCE Linux Based Firmware That Will Turn Your Router Into a BEAST !!

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Q1:What is DD-WRT?
A1:Read the title of this blog posting. JK…DD-WRT is free Linux-based firmware for several wireless routers, most notably the Linksys WRT54G (including the WRT54GL and WRT54GS). It is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2.

Q2:Why would I want to upgrade my router’s stock firmware?
A2:Because with DD-WRT firmware you can boost your wireless signal, prioritize what programs get the most bandwidth, turn your router into a repeater (to bounce a wireless signal outside onto you back patio), turn your wireless router into a reciever (to recieve a signal from another router on your network [more on this topic later…]), and/or because all the cool kids are doing it.

Ok so now that you know why you want to upgrade your router’s firmware to Open Source DD-WRT, here the how:

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FREE & Open Source Windows Based GPL Desktop Computer Virus Scanning Software

ClamWin is a Free Antivirus program for Microsoft Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 and Vista.

ClamWin is a Free & Open Source Antivirus program for Microsoft Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 and Vista. ClamWin Free Antivirus comes with an easy installer and open source code. You can download and use it absolutely free of charge.

Some of ClamWin’s features are:

  • High detection rates for viruses and spyware;
  • Scanning Scheduler;
  • Automatic downloads of regularly updated Virus Database.
  • Standalone virus scanner and right-click menu integration to Microsoft Windows Explorer;
  • Addin to Microsoft Outlook to remove virus-infected attachments automatically.

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Protect Your Blog, Forum, & Website From Spam With A Captcha by Using reCAPTCHA

Recaptcha is a FREE service that stops spam in its tracks by verifying an image

A CAPTCHA is a program that can tell whether its user is a human or a computer. You’ve probably seen them — colorful images with distorted text at the bottom of Web registration forms. CAPTCHAs are used by many websites to prevent abuse from “bots,” or automated programs usually written to generate spam. No computer program can read distorted text as well as humans can, so bots cannot navigate sites protected by CAPTCHAs.

Why do you want a Captcha on your website? Here a few reasons to consider using reCAPTCHA:

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